Intra-specific variation for host plant use in Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) (Lepidoptera : Noctuidae) : implications for management

Jallow, Mustapha F. A., Cunningham, J. Paul, & Zalucki, Myron P. (2004) Intra-specific variation for host plant use in Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) (Lepidoptera : Noctuidae) : implications for management. Crop Protection, 23(10), pp. 955-964.

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Abstract

The polyphagous moth Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner) is one of the world's most important agricultural pests. A number of existing approaches and future designs for management of H. armigera rely on the assumption that moths do not exhibit either genetically and/or non-genetically based variation for host plant utilization. We review recent empirical evidence demonstrating that both these forms of variation influence host plant use in this moth. The significance of this variation in H. armigera in relation to current and future pest management strategies is examined. We provide recommendations on future research needs and directions for sustainable management of H. armigera, under a framework that includes consideration of intra-specific variation for host use relevant in this and other similar pest species.

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ID Code: 60990
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Helicoverpa armigera; Host utilization; Intra-specific variation; Pest management
DOI: 10.1016/j.cropro.2004.02.008
ISSN: 0261-2194
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Earth, Environmental & Biological Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 03 Jul 2013 06:23
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2013 01:18

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